AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour
AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour
Step aboard the teak decks of our elegant 1920s style yacht, the Manhattan, and enjoy NYC's architectural landmarks from the water.  The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects` (AIA) NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. Aboard the Manhattan, experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight with a complimentary beverage in hand. Guests are treated to a complimentary beer, wine or champagne from the bar & light snacks as well as soda, water, tea or coffee. Additional beverages and a full bar are available for purchase. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

 Highlights, topics and themes of the 2013 AIANY tour include:

  • Exploration of planning visions for both reclaiming the post-industrial waterfront, as the "6th Borough", and addressing rising sea levels.

  • Insightful coverage of Manhattan's classic spires, including the Chrysler and Woolworth Buildings, as well as a sharp focus on the new World Trade Center buildings and recent "starchitecture" boom; including buildings by Frank Gehry and other noted international and local architects.

  • The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the newest waterfront monument: Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park.

  • NYC's engineering masterpieces: the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges as well as lesser known "swing bridges"  along the Harlem River.

  • The adaptation of the Highline as an elevated, linear park  and its role in the development of West Chelsea and Hudson Yards.

  • The story of post WWII urban renewal and public housing along the waterfronts of the Lower East Side and East Harlem.


IMPORTANT: Must Book 3 days in advance.

PLEASE NOTE- IF BOOKING WITHIN 3 DAYS OF THE SAIL DATE, YOU NEED TO CALL 212-627-1825 TO MAKE A RESERVATION.
Departure Location Chelsea Piers, Pier 62 (across from West 22nd Street and the Hudson River)
Departure Time Sunday: 01:45 pm - 4:15 pm (1/day)
Monday: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (1/day)
Tuesday: 01:45 pm - 3:30 pm (1/day)
Thursday: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm (1/day)
Friday: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (1/day), 01:45 pm - 4:15 pm (1/day)
Tour Length 2.5 Hours
Adult: $76

Terms and Conditions:


On-line tickets are non-refundable and can be redeemed up to ONE YEAR from date of purchase. 
(Please be aware that day trips are NOT valid one year from the date of purchase.) 

Any passenger requiring special assistance such as an ADA-accessible bus is requested to inform us at time of reservation and must notify us no later than 48 hours prior to departure.

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

Adult: $76
Step aboard the teak decks of our elegant 1920s style yacht, the Manhattan, and enjoy NYC's architectural landmarks from the water.  The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects` (AIA) NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. Aboard the Manhattan, experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight with a complimentary beverage in hand. Guests are treated to a complimentary beer, wine or champagne from the bar & light snacks as well as soda, water, tea or coffee. Additional beverages and a full bar are available for purchase. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

 Highlights, topics and themes of the 2013 AIANY tour include:

  • Exploration of planning visions for both reclaiming the post-industrial waterfront, as the "6th Borough", and addressing rising sea levels.

  • Insightful coverage of Manhattan's classic spires, including the Chrysler and Woolworth Buildings, as well as a sharp focus on the new World Trade Center buildings and recent "starchitecture" boom; including buildings by Frank Gehry and other noted international and local architects.

  • The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the newest waterfront monument: Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park.

  • NYC's engineering masterpieces: the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges as well as lesser known "swing bridges"  along the Harlem River.

  • The adaptation of the Highline as an elevated, linear park  and its role in the development of West Chelsea and Hudson Yards.

  • The story of post WWII urban renewal and public housing along the waterfronts of the Lower East Side and East Harlem.


IMPORTANT: Must Book 3 days in advance.

PLEASE NOTE- IF BOOKING WITHIN 3 DAYS OF THE SAIL DATE, YOU NEED TO CALL 212-627-1825 TO MAKE A RESERVATION.
Gray Line New York
$76.00$76.00